Longtime and careful readers of the blog know that we are Anglophiles. From our days on the pitch at Eton, to our love of anything British, our admiration for our British cousins, separated from us by a common language, knows no bounds.
Britain's National Environmental Research Council has asked the British Public to help name the new 100 million polar research ship which will set sail in 2019.
1600 names have been nominated and voted on.
In third place is famous British naturalist David Attenborough. In second place is Antarctic explorer Henry Worsely.
But if voting were to close today, the British Public has picked
RRS Boaty McBoatface as the winner for the name of the ship for this serious mission.
We are not amused.
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